Manti Te'o was the victim of another hoax.
Well, he wasn't the only one. Anyone who bleeds blue and gold for Notre Dame, and the large contingent of the media, was fooled yet again by the hype of a player coming out of South Bend, Indiana. Frankly, anyone who has been enchanted by the notion that miracles bloom practically every season under the watch of Touchdown Jesus was also hoodwinked.
You know the Kool-Aid drinkers who were convinced that his Heisman case was swiped in some sort of highway robbery on the way to Manhattan? It wasn't.
Late Friday, the reality came into focus. Te'o was taken in the second round by the San Diego Chargers, the story of the year in college football didn't exist anymore, and his status as a big-time NFL player, well, that didn't exist, either.